The Education, Psychology & Therapy Clinic

Using evidence-based practice to enable all children reach their potential in life

“The staff and therapists at the EPT Clinic are fantastic. They were amazing with both of us. I couldn’t recommend them enough. Everything was perfect from start to finish”
– Parent, 2019

Minding a Baby’s Mind Prenatal Programme

The first prenatal programme of it’s kind


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What We Do

The Education, Psychology and Therapy Clinic (EPT Clinic) is a private child and family health service based in Kilkenny City.  We aim to support babies, toddlers, children and young people’s well being, development and learning.  We offer psychology, psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, speech and language therapy, and occupational therapy to children of all ages. 


 Our Approach

The clinic operates a family-systemic, disability and mental health service which offers multi-disciplinary assessments, interventions, psycho-education and therapy to children and families. We offer comprehensive assessments and child-centred, fun, therapeutic and educational interventions to families and schools. We also offer training and courses to parents, children, teachers and professionals on a range of topics – online and in person.

Lorraine O.B. Madden

C. Psychol., Ps.S.I. M6672 M.A. B. Ed. Psych. Ad.Dip.

Clinical Director Lorraine O.B. Madden C. Psychol., Ps.S.I. M6672 M.A. B. Ed. Psych. Ad.Dip. is a Chartered Child and Adolescent Educational Psychologist, registered with the Psychological Society of Ireland. She worked in the HSE in Children’s Services before opening the EPT Clinic in 2019. Lorraine and the clinic’s highly qualified team believe in helping all children reach their full potential.


Prenatal and Baby Service

From Conception to 18 months.


Early Intervention Services 0-5 years

The EPT Clinic provide early intervention for children aged 0-5 years across all areas of development supporting motor, speech and language, social, emotional and behavioural development and wellbeing.


Child & Adolescent Health Services 6-24 years

The EPT Clinic provides children and adolescents from 6 to 24 years support to develop cognitive and learning, motor, speech and language, social, emotional and behavioural skills. We also support mental health and wellbeing.


Specialist Autism Lifespan Services

The specialist autism service supports development and wellbeing in those with autism, as well as providing diagnostic assessments for all ages.



Online Learning and Help

Online Courses and Learning


Online Therapy / Intervention


Evidence-Based Handouts & Resources

COVID 19 Notice

The EPT Clinic’s Team hopes you are doing okay during this difficult time. In light of the COVID 19 crisis, the EPT Team continue to closely monitor and follow public health guidance in relation to this unprecedented public health emergency. The Government of Ireland have listed Disability and Mental Health Services on their list of Essential Services which are exempt from the Stay at Home advice. As a result, we are trying our best to continue to support families while adhering to physical distancing measures.